Every once in a while comes a story that highlights the weaknesses of evolutionists and their theories. Time and time again, they rush to judgment about fossils they find and quickly create a backstory, sometimes accompanied by an artist’s rendering, to promote the idea of macroevolution. Often these fairy tale stories are created to make us believe humans & monkeys have the same ancestor.
Then years later, they have to rescind their earlier findings because they didn’t take the time to research the details of a fossil like they should have. This scenario happened again recently when a team of evolutionary scientists took a more thorough look at the fossilized ape known as Oreopithecus, discovered in Italy. Anthropologists at the University of Texas at Austin examined the remains of this ape they estimate to be 7 to 9 million years old (this estimated age is also a fallacy).
They examined the spinal anatomy of Oreopithecus and compared it to the anatomy of humans and known human ancestors. After examination, they discovered that the fossilized ape did not have the necessary intricate network of bones in its lower back to sustain bipedal motion, also known as habitually walking on two legs like humans. Oreopithecus, based on its anatomy, could only walk like other apes with brief moments of bipedal motion.
Lo and behold, Oreopithecus was not the transitional fossil they claimed it was. It was just another species of ape like the ones we have today. Their findings prove the Bible correct. God created creatures to only breed their own kind. Apes have always been apes, just like fish have always been fish and humans have always been humans. Still, no transitional fossils whatsoever have been found to show any macroevolution (i.e. that one family of creatures can evolve into a totally different family of creatures).
But creationists have always disputed the assumptions made by evolutionists that Oreopithecus was completely bipedal. See this article from 2005 which disputes the idea of bipedalism in apes. However, you’ll never hear evolutionists admit this. And their error won’t be published much since it makes them look bad.
Source: University of Texas at Austin, College of Liberal Arts. Extinct Ancient Ape Did Not Walk Like a Human, Study Shows. Thursday, July 25, 2013.